Subjects Freshman Year Reading African American Studies African Studies American Studies Anthropology Art, Film, Music and Architecture Asian Studies Business and Economics Criminology Education Environmental Studies Foreign Language Instructional Materials Gender Studies History Irish Studies Jewish Studies Latin American & Caribbean Studies Law and Legal Studies Literature and Drama Literature in Spanish Media Issues, Journalism and Communication Middle East Studies Native American Studies Philosophy Political Science Psychology Reference Religion Russian and Eastern European Studies Science and Mathematics Sociology Study Aids


E-Newsletters: Click here to be notified of new titles in your field
Click here to request Desk/Exam copies
Freshman Year Reading
View Our Award Winners
Click here to view our Catalogs
The Power of Movies

The Power of Movies

Upgrade to the Flash 9 viewer for enhanced content, including the ability to browse & search through your favorite titles.
Click here to learn more!

Order Exam Copy
E-Mail this Page Print this Page
Add This - The Power of Movies

Written by Colin McGinnAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Colin McGinn

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
  •  
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: February 13, 2007
  • Price: $15.00
  • ISBN: 978-1-4000-7720-5 (1-4000-7720-6)
Also available as an eBook.
about this book

How is watching a movie similar to dreaming? What goes on in our minds when we become absorbed in a movie? How does looking “into” a movie screen allow us to experience the thoughts and feelings of a movie’s characters? These and related questions are at the heart of The Power of Movies, a thoughtful, invigorating, and remarkably accessible book about a phenomenon seemingly beyond reach of our understanding. Colin McGinn–“an ingenious philosopher who thinks like a laser and writes like a dream,” according to Steven Pinker–enhances our understanding of both movies and ourselves in this book of rare and refreshing insight.


“Lively. . . . Illuminating. . . . McGinn has struck gold.” —The Wall Street Journal

“Enlightening. . . . Lucid, rewarding.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Persuasive. . . .Astute. . . . McGinn synthesizes ideas about seeing movies with the passion of a buff.”
Entertainment Weekly